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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 18, 2010 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

>Bobby banshee screams.

Sometimes a bit misguided, but endearing rather than annoying. IMO (and I fawn over Weir, so take with a grain of salt).

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

no shame in that, i fawn over weir too, especially when he let his bizarre personality come through on stage. also, he was incredibly good-looking, so that doesn't hurt.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Yeah, I agree he is not hard to look at :)

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

not to hijack the thread into a bobby love-fest, but some of the pictures of him from the early days are unbelievable - thinking in particular of the closeup from the fillmore west '69 box. I think he was 21 at the time - JEEZ! Also, isn't it out of control that the guy was 21 when they made live dead?! what the hell!

This post was modified by midnightcarousel on 2010-08-19 14:06:46

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Yes it is, and why not have a Bobby love-fest? :) We have the opposite fairly often round here.

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Poster: utopian Date: Aug 19, 2010 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Bobby's Screams, Slide guitar,
& voice- Before his other nut dropped.. circa 1975

**I may be paranoid but I think They were following me from town to town from 1980-1991.

***Snobbish, Pretentious, Picky, era-touting fans (a minority)

****VINCE*****

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 19, 2010 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

****Thin-skinned, disillusioned touch-heads convinced that mailed-in, sloppy shows from the 80's were great performances simply because they attended the shows and enjoyed themselves

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 19, 2010 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Cliff the Insult Comic Dog

"Great 80's shows......for me to poop on!!"

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 19, 2010 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

I can't think of a more appropriate place to relieve myself, not that it's any of your business. Why do you feel so compelled to chime in everytime I defend myself? You a cop?

Besides, here are no great 80's shows...

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Where is your sense of humor? Why would you think I am out to get you?

You find time to chime in with negative comments, but never any friendly banter. I just don't get it. I'm trying to get you to crack a smile or make a light-hearted retort and you tell me your self-defense is none of my business and call me a cop. I guess that's ok with me, but I hardly see how that makes for good forum chemistry.

Many of the relationships forged here @ LMA GD Forum have begun with an argument or misunderstood banter. Then, after both sides cool down and at least make an effort to find common ground, friendships happen.

By all means, bash away. But please try and keep a sense of humor. Keep it light if possible. It's a music forum and some people like different stuff. One man's swill is another man's Czechvar.






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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 18, 2010 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Possibly should elaborate on that - repeated screams of the same lyric over and over... and attempting over-the-top falsetto shouting, very bothersome, but the one-off HA scream well-placed is perfectly OK. His voice belongs in the lower register, like Weather Report Suite. And as someone noted above, not fond of the lazy talk-singing later on. Still a Bobby fan.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 18, 2010 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

I like most of it, frankly. I think his screams are generally well placed - but I do admit, there are other times it is overdone to the point of comical. But I like that too :)

Honestly the occasions where they are a bit ridiculous are all part of their success. They were so awesome, it's a relief when they occasionally blow it in a spectacular way.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 18, 2010 9:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Yup. That's cuz the Dead aren't just a band for Deadheads, they're a sports team. Isn't catching the flubbed lyrics and ragging about how they "shoulda, coulda" done something differently a part of the game? Perfection isn't for Live Anything (sports, music, life). I don't "get" sports, but I think for people who do, that's part of it. The combination of brilliance and skill, live what'll-they-do-next action, and inevitable mistakes. All happening in real time and performed by brilliant but real and flawed people, not CGI characters.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

You've nailed it as usual.